02/05/2012

ICRA PUBLISHED THE FIRST WORLD STUDY ABOUT DRUGS IN URBAN GROUNDWATER

ICRA, Girona, Spain

Based on a study that began in 2010, researchers of IDAEA (CSIC) and Politechnic University of Catalonia led by Damia Barcelo, Director of ICRA, has published an article in the journal Science of Total Environment (424) on drugs found in urban groundwater of Barcelona.

This is a very detailed study of wastewater that lets us know the status of the wells during drought in Barcelona.

The news has appeared in many media.

Some examples:
 

http://www.tv3.cat/videos/4068791/Les-aigues-residuals-permeten-detectar-drogues-i-zones-de-consum

http://www.8tv.cat/8aldia/videos/primer-estudi-mundial-sobre-drogues-en-aquifers-urbans/

http://www.clipmedia.net/ficheros/2012/04_abr/sf322.pdf

http://www.clipmedia.net/ficheros/2012/04_abr/qc860.pdf